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Who is following the BRICs teaser

Who is following the BRICs?

As the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – realise the decade-old prediction that they would become economic superpowers, attention now turns to the global economies that will follow them.

Asia-Pacific set to lead M&A resurgence in the mid-market

As the market for mergers and acquisitions builds momentum, a survey  of advisory firms points to expected growth in the Asia-Pacific market,  particularly in south-east Asia and China.

Think tank teaser Dec 11

IPAs must develop new dimensions to their strategies

As their numbers continue to increase, investment promotion agencies across the globe are seeking new and ever more complex strategies, incorporating social media, competitive intelligence and location branding, in a bid to secure new investments in their countries.

Reassessing customer service

Changes in the global economy are affecting organisations' decisions relating to outsourcing customer services, says Wendy Atkins, who highlights emerging trends in the sector

SEC streamlines accounting rules

Global accounting processes for US companies making international investments are to be streamlined due to a proposal by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to switch to international accounting rules.

Services: the new frontier

Today, some 60% of the world FDI stock is in the services sector, in both developed and developing countries. The share of this sector in FDI flows is slightly higher. This is not surprising, as it reflects the sectoral structure of home and host countries: in developed countries, the services sector accounts for about two-thirds of GDP, in developing ones for more than half.

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